Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Dream.

Since we've been married we've always spoken and dreampt about settling down. Now with Stuart being done with BYU-idaho this coming April it seems like we're getting closer to the end of that road.

I remember our first Sunday in Rexburg and trudging through the snow (with a kidney infection) to get to church - Stuart was sure where it was but we never did make it. The thoughts of it finally just being the two of us were over powered with anxiety and wondering what we'd done and how long we'd last in the coldest place on earth. That memory is as clear as day to me. I also remember us being 2 years into his education there and celebrating the start of the down-hill from there. For some reason that memory seems further back than that first Sunday.

Now, we're down to the last school year. Stuart's mid-school crisis is over and he's decided on definatley going to Dental School even though the thought of another four years of schooling is torturous it's the only thing that sits comfortably in our minds.

We're so excited to be starting the next down-hill part of the journey towards our ultimate goal of settling down. It's also exciting and encouraging to see some of our friends achieve the dream. It makes us see that it is actually possible.

I think I'm so reflective about this just now because we're expecting Stuart to be laid off from Jansport sometime this week (we were hoping for today) and that in itself is a milestone. This is our last summer before he's a graduate and hopefully that means he won't have to work there again and we won't have to live with parents again. I'm starting to feel a real need for some stability. Life with Stuart is stable but we need to work on being stable just the two of us... This probably just makes sense to me. 'Stable' probably isn't the right word...

Someday we'll have our own home where we can plant our roots and grow from. Someday we'll have space and a bedroom that's actually ours for more than 6 months at a time. Until then we'll continue preparing for the adventures that await us by talking to each other when we're meant to be asleep and sharing our dreams of writing a classic and having a big happy family...

5 comments:

Greg and Michelle said...

Yay! You guys are getting close! I have to say that I admire you so much! How do you stay positive so much? I think that I have lessons to learn from you!

Tracy Ngu said...

You'll get there! When dh and I got married he was just starting his 2nd year of grad school. Little did we know that he would have to do 4 more years of that plus 4 years of postdoc before he would finally get a job that would allow us to get a decent car and to think about getting a house. It seemed like this time would never come. Now that it's here I think it really did go by very fast. Now it's time for life to slow down and be enjoyed. You'll get there too, before you know it! (((Hugs)))

LeaAnne said...

What a beautiful dream! It seems to me that dream is very achievable! Yahoo for knowing the path that you are on and sticking with it! I am excited for you.

nava_jo said...

We share the same dream. But it is more of having our OWN HOUSE not one we rent, and doing what we want with it, just making it OURS. YOu guys are SOO close don't get discouraged :) its right around the corner. I'm proud of Stewart. School is not easy!

Jon and Sarah Jackson Family said...

I know what you mean. I am happy that Jon is all done, and that we are starting to make our way. We still need help from time to time, but it is nice to know that very soon we will be able to do it all on our own. A house would be sooooo nice! Still seems like it's far away, but at least it's getting closer, right?

P.S.- I think stable is the perfect word to use. Sometimes it seems mental stability is very much linked to financial stability. :)